THROUGH THICKE AND THIN: Although Coach president and executive creative director Reed Krakoff was absent at Cipriani on Fifth Avenue Thursday night at the company's fete and private-listening party for musician Robin Thicke (he was surely celebrating the birth of son Oscar, born the night before), the face of N.E.R.D. and The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams, was there to show his support for Thicke.
"He's such a great talent," said Williams of Thicke, who is actor Alan Thicke's son.
But Williams was clearly disturbed by the fashion crowd (which included Rachel Roy and DJ Sky Nellor) chatter. He interrupted Thicke's first tune and announced, "Anyone who is here for free drinks can leave now, because this guy here is really something special."
Thicke performed four tracks off his yet-to-be-released second album, while the last song, "Wanna Love You Girl," called for Williams to get on stage and rap in all his bling-ed glory. He was, after all, wearing a 125-carat colored diamond-encrusted medallion and necklace from Jacob & Co., worth an estimated $500,000.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.